Chrysler is celebrating after particularly good sales figures tallied at the end of June.
The company is still enjoying the longest growth streak in it's history, an impressive 43 consecutive months of year over year sales growth. Every month continues to be better than the period twelve months ago.
Chrysler sold 26,222 vehicles during the month of June, which is an increase of 11 percent over sales figures from June 2012. When those numbers are limited to passenger cars, the auto giant sold 46 percent more passenger cars than it did one year ago.
Also in June, Chrysler set an all time sales record for it's popular Jeep Wrangler. Jeep brand sales were up 29 percent, which is no surprise thanks to the eagerly anticipated new Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Another popular and recent addition to their lineup this year was the RAM 1500, which helped Chrysler set sales records in June, along with the Chrysler 200, Town & Country, the Dodge Avenger and Journey. The North American pickup truck market is hot right now, and the RAM 1500 is leading the way for Chrysler in that segment.
So far, as of the half way point of 2013, Chrysler Canada has gained the most market share in this country, while sales figures across the board are up. Automotive consulting firm DesRosiers Auto Consultants called it the best June yet in Canada for light vehicle sales.
Auto sales data in Canada closely follows trends seen in the U.S. where they are experiencing the highest level of sales since the recession, thanks to a renewal of consumer confidence. Total Canadian sales of light vehicles across all automotive companies was 171,608 in June, an increase of 1.3 percent over the 169,459 sold in June 2012.
By Linda Aylesworth - autoExpert.ca